ELIZABETH — The Elizabeth Board of Education will meet tonight, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Donald Stewart Early Childhood Center School No. 51, 544 Pennsylvania Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m.
ELIZABETH—Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in capturing a notorious member of the Bloods street gang who was operating an established drug ring in Elizabeth, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ELIZABETH – A teenage boy was shot early Thursday morning while he apparently was walking away from a bar in Elizabeth, authorities said.
TRENTON—For nearly two decades, Allen Brown allegedly ran prostitution rings in Jersey City, coercing scores of women to prostitute for him. He is accused of bringing women from cities including Camden, Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Newark and Philadelphia, inducing them to use heroin and cocaine and having them beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks.
ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an Aberdeen man wanted in connection with a July 31 killing, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
NEWARK—Two Brooklyn men were charged in federal court today for defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure in Elizabeth, Bergenfield and Paterson.
TRENTON –A Newark man was sentenced for participating in a staged accident ring, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced last week. He had been on trial with his two brothers, but all three pleaded guilty on April 14 as the lengthy trial neared its end. His brothers were sentenced to prison last month.
ELIZABETH—Navy Ensign Adriano M. Silva, a 1998 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Elizabeth, recently reported for naval aviator training at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas.
ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised $7,600 to fight childhood cancer and fund research through the company’s 2009 Triple Winner program. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide this year.
UNION – Kean University held commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate students in May. Among the degree recipients were more than 600 students who graduated with honors, the largest group in the university’s history to graduate with distinction.